Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, Central Massachusetts is located in the heart of New England. With its hills and forests, farms, orchards and various historical attractions, Central Massachusetts embodies the true New England spirit.
Things to Do in Central Massachusetts
When in Central Massachusetts, take a trip to Sturbridge and check out the Old Sturbridge Village, a large living museum that recreates a New England farming town in the 1830s.
Check out the family-owned orchards in the area, such as the Bolton, Keown, and Carlton orchards. Pick your own fruit, pumpkins, watch a cider pressing demonstration, go on a hayride, and sample the home-baked goodies, honey, and more.
Southwick's Zoo, in Mendon, is a great place to go with the family. It's proudly the largest zoo in New England.
For outdoor recreation, go to the 85,000-acre Quabbin Reservoir, which was built between 1930 and 1939, and features one of the largest public drinking water reservoirs in the United States. There, you can fish, hike, bird watch, bicycle, picnic, or snowshoe. If you're into skiing and other winter sports, go to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton. For great golf, check out Blackstone National Golf Club or Blissful Meadows Golf Club, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, among others.
Accomodations, Private Cottages, Inns, hotels
There are many wonderful places to stay to get the full experience of Central Massachusetts. Go camping on one of the beautiful campgrounds, treat yourself to a first-rate hotel, or motel, or to a charming bed and breakfast. If you're looking to stay for a longer period of time, there are rentals available everywhere, as well as extended-stay hotels.
Central Massachusetts Trivia
Q. Where did Sigmund Freud lecture when he was in the United States in 1909?
A. Clark University in Worcester (Central Massachusetts' major city) is the only place in the U.S. that Freud ever lectured. He lectured there in honour of the university's anniversary.